The Liver Birds. Image shows from L to R: Beryl Hennessey (Polly James), Sandra Hutchinson (Nerys Hughes). Copyright: BBC.

The Liver Birds

BBC One sitcom about two young women. 86 episodes (pilot + 10 series), 1969 - 1996. Stars Nerys Hughes, Polly James, Elizabeth Estensen, Pauline Collins and others.

Series 9, Episode 1 - There's No Place Like Away From Home

Sandra is now married to Derek and they have moved into their own home. However, their clinic is not doing very well and, to make ends meet, Carol suggests they rent out a room ... to her!

Broadcast details

Friday 24th November 1978
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Nerys Hughes Sandra Hutchinson
Elizabeth Estensen Carol Boswell
Mollie Sugden Mrs. Hutchinson
Ray Dunbobbin (as Ray Dundobbin) Mr. Boswell
Michael Angelis Lucian
Jack Le White Grandad
Carmel McSharry Mrs. Boswell
Tom Chadbon Derek Paynton
Guest cast
Debbie Arnold Vet's assistant
Jim Whelan Telephone engineer
George Panther Telephone engineer
Rita Howard Lady #1
Betty Wernick Lady #2
Carole Berlyne Lady #3
Writing team
Carla Lane Writer
Production team
Roger Race Producer
Marjorie Pratt Production Designer